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Celebrating Easter | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Hey friends! Here is another email that I’ve sent to the parents in our ministry. It is filled with ideas parents can use this week as they celebrate Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. I just wanted to share it with you in case you might find some things that will work in your ministry too. I hope this is a meaningful week of reflection and rejoicing as we move toward Easter Sunday. Your friend, Mr. Mark Dear Parents— With Easter arriving…

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Shape, Guide & Direct the Children God has Given to Them – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

About the Children’s Department: Shape, Guide & Direct the Children God has Given to Them Page List Shape, Guide & Direct the Children God has Given to Them I love this quote from Tony Evans – “It is easier to shape a child than to repair an adult.” At all times, but especially now with children home for school, their parents possibly home from work, frightening news, people wearing masks, and so much uncertainty related to COVID-19 it is essential…

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Online Church Services For Kids Have Arrived ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

For years, there has been talk about doing online church services for kids.  Up to this point, there were only one or two churches that had tried it that I was aware of.   Then came the Coronavirus.  For the many churches, it has meant a new way of doing church.  Moving from being in a room all together to connecting and watching the service online at home.   It was obvious that the adult worship service would be broad cast…

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What was Jesus Doing on Day Two of Passion Week – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

What happened on Day Two of Passion Week? Click to find out. Tell your children the events of this day some 2000 years ago.  You can be very animated as you tell of Jesus cleansing the temple because He loved God’s house so much and people were not respecting it. Jesus said His house is a house of prayer. Talk of ways to respect your church (keep it clean, don’t run inside, listen to your teachers, etc.) Be thankful for…

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Monday Minute – What does the future of discipleship look like? – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

We are in a unique situation where churches and Awana clubs are not meeting. In a very few short days, many have had to try to navigate ministry without being able to physically meet together. What does that mean for ministry. Not just now, but in the future… and by future I mean the next few months. How will we reach the culture of today? This is Only a Snippet of a Children’s Ministry Christian Article written by Commander Bill…

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What is Your Philosophy? – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Do you have a Philosophy of Children’s Ministry? Guess what? You do! Whether you have written it out or not, you have core principles that guide your thoughts, decisions, actions, re-actions, opinions and even what annoys you. I would challenge you as you head into a new year, to define the core values that drive you and your ministry forward. It will help you understand yourself, explain your decisions and actions to others, and challenge others to re-think their own…

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I am giving away FREE curriculum! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

We are walking in uncharted territory.  Because of this unprecedented time, I wanted to offer ministry materials and resources to you – FREE!  I am Giving Away FREE curriculum, KIDS NEED THE GOSPEL, and 4 BONUS Short Films! ($69.00 value)  KIDS NEED THE GOSPEL is a 4-week elementary series for children’s ministry (1st-6th grade). Not only will you receive KIDS NEED THE GOSPEL. You also receive an added BONUS of 4 FREE Short Films. You also have permission to stream these short films on-line, royalty…

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3 Strategies to Help Make it Easier – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

In the world of ministry, pastors are trusted with leading an entire church congregation—that means families and kids of all ages. What a task! On top of that, being successful in such a complex arena requires adapting (and leading adaptation) to the ever-changing climate of culture. That’s why I believe pastors should be better at leading change than nearly everyone in the church. Because let’s be honest: if culture shifts if a model needs to change if a style, phrase…

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25 Ways to Teach Children About the Resurrection of Jesus – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Many teachers are making plans to tell the resurrection story on Easter Sunday.  Whether at Easter or any other time here are some ideas that will help you share what is the most important event… More This is Only a Snippet of a Children’s Ministry Christian Article written by Mary Read Full Article

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3 Delicious Easter Snacks to Share with Families – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

You can create an awesome Easter experience for families during the COVID-19 pandemic with great snack ideas from childrensministry.com!  These 3 delicious Easter snacks add an extra dose of sweetness to families’ Easter festivities! (Permission granted to share these recipes with your families.) Easter Snack #1: Easter Sheep Cupcakes You’ll need: baked cupcakes, vanilla icing, shredded coconut, and Fruit Roll-Ups Peel the cupcake papers off the cupcakes. Place the cupcake upside-down on a paper plate. Cover the cupcakes with vanilla…

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Parents, Your Kids Need Big Theology – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The Rich Theology of Hymns Before our daughter was born, my husband and I made a long list of “musts” and “nevers” like any ambitious parent. As you can imagine, most of those fell by the wayside in the days and months after she was born, but one tradition was born from that list that has turned into one of my favorite parenting victories. We vowed to teach our children classic hymns. We carefully picked out which song would be…

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Are some lives more valuable than others? Seniors, the disabled and the terminally ill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The scenes unfolding in intensive care units and emergency rooms in New York City have fueled fears that a surge of COVID-19 patients will overwhelm the healthcare system so that the availability of respirators and other critical care resources will be insufficient and doctors and hospital officials will have to make life and death decisions about who gets access to treatment. I found myself feeling pretty proud of my country this past week. Our leaders are going to extraordinary lengths…

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Free Resources for Family Devotions – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

The Road Lesson 1 – Out of Eden Family Devotions Handout Memory Verse: Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Summary: Have you ever heard that all people are good inside? The theory is since everyone starts out good, all we have to do is train children and treat them right, and they’ll do good. That’s not what the Bible says. According to the Bible, everyone is born into sin. We have all…

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April Fools Day Coloring Pages (with Bible Wisdom) – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

April Fools day is a fun day for kids to play little jokes on each other. Here are 3 cartoon style coloring pages that deal with foolishness from a biblical perspective. We also have the Proverbs coloring page from our Books of the Bible Collection. The download below includes all four coloring sheets in a mini-coloring book. Proverbs Coloring Page “Wisdom is sweet to your soul” The illustration shows a neighborhood scene and a young boy learning to ride his…

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Kids Ministry with No Kids! – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

This is such a strange time we are living in right now.  I hope you and your family are safe and healthy.  I don’t mind working from home, but I miss seeing my teacher friends and all the children. We have had online services for three weeks now and next week we will miss waving palm branches in the worship services, as well as Easter. It is very strange. I’m sure you are coming up with ways to stay connected to your…

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Encourage Families and Connect with Making Their Own Stained Glass Windows – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

About the Children’s Department: Encourage Families and Connect with Making Their Own Stained Glass Windows Page List Encourage Families and Connect with Making Their Own Stained Glass Windows There are just two weeks until Resurrection Sunday and it is very likely most of us will still be staying home, away from others – which makes celebrating with family, friends and our church something very different this year. Last week a friend of mine, Joan Salsbury, shared a terrific link she found on a…

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Waiting in Line ~ RELEVANT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Waiting in line.  People hate it.  Even when what they are waiting to get or experience is really, really amazing. I was at Disney World last year and so we decided to check out the new Avatar experience.  The line to get on the ride was over 4 hours.  I kid you not.  Over 4 hours.  There was no way I was going to put myself through that misery…no matter how awesome the ride is. How long do you make…

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Parents, How Are Our Spiritual Lives Affecting Our Children? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Are you aware that when we as parents fail to heed God’s Word, it affects our children? Hosea 4:6 . . .  You have forgotten the teachings of your God, so I will forget your children. This may not sound quite fair of our loving God, but God knows what is best for us and our children and He wants us to desire Him above all, if only for our children’s sakes. Deuteronomy 5:29 “O that there were such an…

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Bible Drive-Thru: Ready to Lead – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: 2 Timothy 2:20-26 TO CHEW ON: “Those who cleanse themselves … will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.“ 2 Timothy 2:21 Are you a leader? Before you quickly answer “no,” think about it. Do you have younger brothers and sister to whom you teach things? Have you ever been asked by your school teacher to show a new kid around? Perhaps you’ve been chosen by your…

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When Leaders Don’t Show – Commander Bill – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Are you in any children’s ministry Facebook groups? I am in several of them and I have noticed that frequently on Sunday mornings those leading children’s ministry lament their volunteers who may call out leaving them short staffed. There are times that I will question how they view their volunteers which often leads to them “pushing back” on my comments. Have there been times when those serving with you have “called out” and not shown up for your Awana club…

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STOP, DROP and ROLL! – Kidologist.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As teachers, we have an agenda. We have a lesson plan we are trying to teach, a game we are trying to lead, a craft we are trying to complete, or some other activity that we prayed about, planned, prepared and now are trying to pull off. But often our children have other ideas about how the time in the classroom is going to be spent. There is an old children’s ministry saying that goes, “If you don’t have a…

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LIVE STREAM? – Super Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Can I use Super Church content in my kids live stream service? Hello,I understand that all of us are walking in uncharted territory.  We are having to quickly change to stay connected to families in a way that many of us have never done before. At Super Church we want to help you reach your community.   Many churches are putting together Live Streaming services for their kids and families.  We have had several questions concerning using Super Church Curriculum content in…

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How The Orange Conference Helps Our Church – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

It’s Orange Week, which is a time when a bunch of leaders and bloggers write posts related to The Orange Conference and the Orange Strategy. I’ll be at the Orange Conference again this year. If you plan to attend, you’ll want to register this week before the price goes up. One Of My Favorite Things The thing I love most about Orange, other than the people, is how they are constantly innovating. They’re always looking to improve, add, tweak, change,…

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